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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near River Forest, IL.

Dr. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Trenhaile's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trenhaile is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc..

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injury, Meniscus Tear

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blint accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, acetabular fracture

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Bottros, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. John Bottros is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bottros average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Bottros completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bottros is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, bursitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5668 E State Street; Suite 400
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andreas Fischer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Rockford, IL. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischer's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey S Earhart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Earhart is an orthopedic trauma specialist. In his practice, Dr. Earhart focuses on musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.